Today as I prepped my Facebook posts I came across an image of myself in 2013.
For the sake of the particular post I published it but it’d been haunting me all day .
This is me in 2013
I look so serious, much older than my then 39 years and my eyes are screaming with unhappiness.
My face doesn’t display my usual smile and even my clothing choice is dull and depressing.
This was exactly how I felt.
I was depressed, stuck in a loveless , abusive marriage with no where to turn.
I couldn’t see anything positive in my life and felt no joy in the things that usually kept me happy.
Four months after this photo was taken , I’d packed my bags , left Jhb and started my adventure for a new life…..
This is me today !
I feel and hope I look younger than my 43 years. My photos show smiles and light hearted joking poses.
Gone are the hurt eyes staring back at me .
My clothing is bright and even my poses are less stiff and more relaxed.
Our body language and clothing choice speaks unimaginable truths about us.
I look at the images above and I thankfully don’t recognise the first me.
My journey wasn‘t easy..
But the price of happiness is doubled when we chose to let go of what doesn’t bring joy to our lives and start to take control for our own destiny.